Sunday, June 29, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Here's the kick...
...and I missed the actual board break!!! Shoot! Oh well, just trust me - he did it on the first try and the look on his face was priceless (and I gasped and almost yelled 'YES!', but thankfully I contained myself :) On the way to the test we talked about what he would if he didn't break it the first time. We talked about how he would just try again. And again. And again. And never give up. He was so proud!!
Here is a stance from his form :
And finally, here are the boards, complete with signatures from his teachers (who are revered like super stars!!)
What a great day! On top of the new belt, his dentist appointment was a breeze (no novacaine for a filling - the kid is amazing!!), I got to go to prayer group and see my friends, and I'm all packed for Deeper Still in Atlanta this weekend. We leave in the morning (early so we can get some shopping in before the conference starts tomorrow night). I can't wait!
Oh, and an added bonus: Brad has to call Bennett 'sir' for the next day because Bennett out-ranks him in Tae Kwon Do. I just hope Brad passes his test on Saturday :)
Final photography note to self: Good job today taking pictures on manual - just too bad that 1/60 is too slow for action shots! duh! I knew that!! maybe next time...
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Last week we had vacation Bible school at our church (http://www.asburyonline.org/) and we had a BLAST!! It was Bennett's first time to be in a 'big' class and we were lucky to get 2 of his friend's mommys as teachers (hi! Julie and Heather!!). The best part of the week was seeing him GET it. He was excited to bring his offering bag for Vapor Sports. They are a group that spreads the Word through soccer fields in Africa.
Just for the record - we have NO MORE change in our house :) He even gave a dollar of his own money, which is big because he's saving for the newest Planet Heroes...
We brought Peanut Butter for Oak Mountain Missions - Bennett was so proud about how much we collected...
I co-organized Arts and Crafts and was totally blessed to work with 17 awesome ladies. We had so much fun and hopefully helped the over 700 children learn a little more about God's love. But, the best part of the week was this:
How lucky was I to get a picture of the first time my little guy raised his hands in praise?? It still takes my breath away... If this is all I ever do as a parent - if all I can say is that my son loves God and praises His name, then I guess I've succeeded.
What an awesome week! Amy